The Head of the High Council of State (HCS) Khalid Al-Mishri said in a press conference on Monday that electing a president for Libya at present won’t achieve stability, adding that the HCS supports electing a president by the people directly after conducting a constitutional referendum.
Al-Mishri added that the HCS has essential remarks on the presidential elections’ law that was issued by some of the members of the House of Representatives (HoR), especially the article that allows military officers to run for elections in violation of Libyan laws.
Al-Mishri said the HoR cannot pass laws unilaterally and if it insisted on doing so, then the HCS will consider the HoR an entity that is hindering elections.
“If the HoR didn’t respond to the HCS legal consultation claim in issuing laws, the HCS will resort to (Plan B).” Al-Mishri said.
It’s worth mentioning that the Libyan High Council of State approved a constitutional basis for legislative and executive authorities’ elections that will take place on December 24 and sent it to the HoR, UNSMIL and Electoral Commission.